BANNED hate cleric Omar Bakri told Brit Muslims they must “fight and die for Islam” as he dodged the law to preach his warped views in the UK.
Bakri, who was booted out of Britain after calling for the West’s downfall, addressed a meeting of young Muslims via a videolink from his Lebanon bolthole.
The revelation comes days after Home Secretary Jacqui Smith named and shamed foreign preachers who were barred from the UK.
But Bakri, who is on the list, sidestepped the law by not appearing at the east London meeting in person.
Instead he was announced as “a special surprise, a special treat”, beamed live on to a telly screen.
He was introduced to the crowd by his UK spokesman Anjem Choudary, the former head of banned fanatics group al-Muhajiroun.
Choudary, who had booked the council-run room in Tower Hamlets for the event, told the gathering that taking over the UK was their “duty”.
He said: “It is our religious obligation to prepare ourselves both physically and mentally and rise up against Muslim oppression and take what is rightfully ours.
“We will not rest until the flag of Allah and the flag of Islam is raised above 10 Downing Street.”
He said there were only two types of proper Muslims – those in jail and those who would shortly be in jail.
He added: “We need to submit to the will of Allah.”
As the crowd of 250 Muslims chanted pro-Allah phrases, Choudary tried to link up to Bakri, 50, by video link.
The technology failed and only Bakri’s voice could be heard but his message of hate was unaffected.
He raged: “Do not obey British law. We must fight and die for Islam.”
He also praised Osama bin Laden for being a “warrior” and told the crowd to ignore man-made rules.
The police and Home Office said they were unsure if laws had been broken by allowing Bakri to address the four-hour meeting. And they could not confirm if Choudary, 41, who rents the room for £78 an hour for his new group Islam For The UK, was being investigated for his own words.
A Home Office spokesman said: “The UK is determined to stop those who spread extremism through preaching violent messages in our communities. It is for the police and Crown Prosecution Service to investigate any breach of the law.”
Choudary denied his plea to “rise up” was inciting violence.
He said: “By ‘rise up’ I mean ‘rise up and air your views’.”
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